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Colbert Satirizes Rovian Smear Tactics

In an interview with N.Y. congressional candidate (and former Orleans frontman) John Hall, Stephen Colbert deftly mocks the mud-splashing techniques that have become a hallmark of Karl Rove-style political campaigns. (Colbert and Hall also sing an awful duet.)

Posted on Oct 23, 2006 READ MORE


Politics Make for Very Strange Bedfellows

So, as if the Mark Foley stuff wasn’t weird enough already, it’s about to get even weirder and nastier. According to Max Blumenthal at The Nation, some anti-Republican gay rights activists (inspired apparently by the Foley scandal and a supposed “gay clique” that some claim to be responsible for the coverup) sent a memo with the names of closeted congressional staffers to Christian-right advocacy groups in hopes of inciting a “purge” of gay Republicans from Washington.

Posted on Oct 13, 2006 READ MORE


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‘They tried to attach themselves to his virtue; then they wiped their feet with him.’—Mary Tillman

With the Pentagon’s inspector general suggesting criminal negligence in the killing of former NFL star and Army Ranger Pat Tillman, it is time to demand congressional hearings into the way the Bush administration cynically spun the story to serve its political purposes at the expense of the truth.

Posted on Mar 7, 2006 READ MORE


Republican Who Oversees NSA Calls for Wiretap Inquiry

Rep. Heather Wilson (R-N.M.) breaks with the White House and calls for a full congressional inquiry into Bush’s spy program. | story
The dam hasn’t just cracked—it’s gushing.

Posted on Feb 8, 2006 READ MORE


Libby Trial Delayed Until 2007

How convenient: Scooter’s day in court gets pushed off until after the midterm congressional elections because one of his lawyers has a “scheduling conflict.” | story
UPDATE: New documents shed more light on Libby’s perfidies. | report

Posted on Feb 3, 2006 READ MORE


On Second Thought…

Bush now says he welcomes a hearing on domestic spying—while again warning Americans to watch what they say. | story

Posted on Jan 11, 2006 READ MORE


U.S. Opens Private Mail in Terrorism Fight

Customs officials can open and read any mail sent from abroad, and do so whenever they deem it necessary to protect the country. | story

Posted on Jan 10, 2006 READ MORE


Abramoff Pleads Guilty, Will Make Deal

Lobbyist Jack Abramoff pleaded guilty to federal charges of conspiracy, tax evasion and mail fraud, agreeing to cooperate in a corruption investigation that could rock the Republican congressional leadership. Story.

Posted on Jan 3, 2006 READ MORE


The Big Scandal of 2006

Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff will destroy the GOP with what promises to be the biggest congressional corruption scandal in years.

Posted on Dec 29, 2005 READ MORE


Jack, Not Iraq, Is the Biggest Threat to Bush

Prediction: It’s the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal, not Iraq, that will unravel the Bush empire. Abramoff will follow the lead of his partner, Michael Scanlon, in copping a plea bargain with prosecutors, whose likely targets include Tom DeLay, many other congressional Republicans and key players in the administration.

Posted on Dec 2, 2005 READ MORE


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